Caf must make SA an Afcon offer we can’t refuse‚ says Sports Minister Xasa

Xasa said that after a briefing by Saf, the matter will be taken to Cabinet cabinet for deliberations and approval.

“The tournament is bigger than what it used to be [expanded next year from 16 to 24 teams] and there will be costs involved‚” she said.

“But we are saying that if it is favourable and there will be a return on the investment South Africa continues to be open to hosting big events. We will look at it‚ see how it is and take it to present to Cabinet.

“We have asked Safa to bring us what it entails because without knowing we would not be able to take it to Cabinet.

“When we talk major events being hosted by the country‚ it cuts across all sectors. We must be able to present before cabinet what they can consider to be favourable and affordable.

“When we went to Singapore to bid for Cape Town to host the Netball World Cup‚ we did not ask for money from Cabinet.

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